Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tightwad Tip Tuesday: Lazy Girl Granola

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT spend money on granola cereal at the grocery store. Instead, use this spectacularly easy recipe.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup oil (we use canola)
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
7 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 cups total of any of the following goodies:
nuts (slivered work best)
coconut (sweetened)
sunflower seeds or pepitas
raisins or craisins or other dried fruit

combine brown sugar, honey, oil, cinnamon and vanilla in saucepot. heat until boiling. combine oatmeal and other goodies except for raisins/craisins/fruit. pour sauce mixture over oatmeal mixture and stir to coat well. place on a jelly roll pan or two cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. when the ten minutes is up, stir the granola, turn off the oven, and go to bed.

remember to take the granola out of the oven the next morning before preheating the oven for cinnamon toast (IMPORTANT!!!) store granola in an airtight jar or a Ziploc bag. enjoy!!!!

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